Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Smoothies!

It's hot outside and we could all use something refreshing and good for us. These are smoothies I make for my husband on a regular basis. They make 2 tall servings.
Strawberry Banana
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 c. flavored yogurt
  • 1-1/2 c. frozen strawberries
  • splash of milk or juice

Strawberry Banana (for 1)

  • 1 banana
  • 1 c. yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 c. juice
  • 6 large frozen strawberries

Berry Peach

  • 2 c. frozen peaches (or mango)
  • 2 c. frozen cherries
  • 1 c. orange juice
  • 1 c. flavored yogurt

Banana Berry

  • 1 c. ripe banana
  • 1 c. frozen blueberries
  • 1 c. frozen cherries
  • 1 c. frozen yogurt or sorbet
  • 1/4 c. orange juice

In a blender combine all ingredients with the soft or wet ingredients on the bottom. (example: juice, yogurt, banana, frozen fruit) This will save your blender from over working itself and all the ingredients will blend quicker. Blend til desired consistency is acheived. Pour into a glass or a cup for the kiddos and poke in a fun straw.

There is no need to add sugar or any other sweeter as long as the fruit is nice and ripe. The supermarket carries a wide array of fruits in the frozen section.

Cheers!

5 comments:

Hennifer said...

Thanks for the tip about the blender. I always feel I have that problem, the overworking.

Those all look and sound so tasty.

And I had to say that I have the same glasses as those photographed in the 2nd snapshot :)

Jenn said...

I LOVE your blog! I am the mother of a child with severe eating issues. We use smoothies everyday to help him get some of the nutrition that he is missing from regular meals. Here are a few tricks: Pineapple hides the taste of almost everything, and can aide digestion. Try adding spinach, kale (fresh) or broccoli (blanched, frozen) to any of the above recipes. I often add pureed pumpkin by the tablespoon as well. Yummy- and if you don't tell them they will NEVER know! Next stop....spinach popsicles...Yep- ANYTHING is possible!

Unknown said...

Really you can include so many different healthy smoothies . Thank you for posting these recipes!

Unknown said...

It sounds simple and delicious. And, I'm sure you could change it to suit any taste.

Unknown said...

They all look good and healthy!

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